DHX strikes a new deal for “Johnny Test” with Viacom and Nickelodeon Germany.
DHX Media has secured a new deal with Viacom Media Networks, selling season 6 and renewing seasons 1 and 2 of its whacky, rocket fuelled kids’ series, Johnny Test, to Nickelodeon Germany.
This deal highlights the network’s commitment to the show, now securing all six seasons and 117 episodes in total. Johnny Test, aimed at 6-11 year olds, has been a success on Nickelodeon Germany and has garnered in excess of 14.6 million viewers for their kids’ audience aged three years or older since 2009.
In the highly anticipated 6th season, Johnny will feature in his 100th episode, written by the creator himself, Scott Fellows, who is best known for his work as the creator and executive producer of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Big Time Rush and executive producer of The Fairly Odd Parents. The high energy show follows the escapades of an 11-year old boy who serves as the ultimate guinea pig for his two brainiac sisters, Susan and Mary and is jam-packed with rockin’ robots, warped villains and more hilarious escapades than ever before, which are all staples in the life of the Test family and their talking dog, Dukey.
Wiebke Hoefer, Senior Director of Sales, Europe at DHX Media, says: “DHX Media prides itself on producing and managing dynamic properties, and Johnny Test is a fantastic example of this. We are thrilled that the show will be broadcast to existing and new fans on Nickelodeon in Germany.”
Victor Coolman, Vice President Programming Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe adds: “For a broadcaster nothing is better than having a show that is successful on air, but on top of that, also stays in production over the course of the years. Johnny Test has been a solid performer for us for more than six years, and we are looking forward to continuing that for many more.”
Source: DHX Media
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.